In his Christmas message to Nigerians, which was delivered by his aide Phrank Shaibu, Atiku made this commitment.
If elected president in the 2023 election, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar (GCON) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pledged to permanently address the nation’s petrol shortage problem.
With him in charge, Nigerians wouldn’t have to spend their next Christmas waiting in lines at gas stations, the former vice president vowed.
This was said in the PDP candidate for president’s Christmas letter to Nigerians, which was signed by Phrank Shaibu, his Special Assistant on Public Communication.
According to Atiku, the current All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has established a new record for the nation’s longest petrol shortage.
He claimed that the present fuel shortage, which started in January of this year as a result of the importation of gasoline that was contaminated, has resisted ending.
The statement partly read: “With the fuel scarcity now continuing till December, the government has run out of excuses even as most Nigerians are now at the mercy of black marketers who sell petrol as high as N500 per litre. The NNPC which is the sole importer of petrol has failed to live up to its duties, clear evidence that its privatisation is merely cosmetic.
“But the biggest culprit in this mess is President Muhammadu Buhari who is the minister of petroleum. It is saddening that he has failed to bring succour to Nigerians who are suffering from the worsening inflation, unemployment and insecurity.
“It is exasperating that Tinubu is promising to remove petrol subsidy when his party has retained it for the last seven years and spent billions of dollars subsidising criminality. It is obvious that Tinubu’s statement is an indictment on Buhari.”